28 Apr 2019

A simple browser chooser

Up until a few days ago I sort of mixed my private and work web browsing, e.g. I connected my private LastPass account to my work account. Then I heard about BitWarden and wanted to try it out. A quick export from LastPass and import to BitWarden later I realised that I really ought to try to split my private browsing from my work browsing too – Firefox for the former and Chromium for the latter.

After about a day of this I found that having a single default browser was a bit of a limitation. Inspired by behaviour on my Android phone I started looking for a browser choosing. Unfortunately I didn't find anything for Linux/Gnome. With the help from a Reddit post I ended putting together a package for Arch Linux.

I gave it the name browser-chooser.

Tags: linux archlinux www